Monday, September 3, 2012

September 3, 2012

Family! Alright, so I think I can send a some-what decent letter this week (pictures and everything!). Yeah, it's been kind of a stressful change actually, and I feel like I can never really write you guys. Must have something to do with all this Zone-Leadering I have to do, which is a lot more work than I thought it would be. But it's keeping me honest for my last two months in the Mission. Speaking of which, it's true, today I complete 22 months as a Missionary. Holy moly. It feels like a lot more time when I type it out than when I just say it out loud. So yep, two months mo', and than I have to figure out the rest of my life. And by that I mean call up Temp-Agency, buy Playstation 3, and watch Batman 3 (among other things of course). But for the time being, I still have lots of work to take care before I can call it good out here in Mexico. And the icing on the cake...I got my flight itenirary today. I'll be flying into John Wayne Airport, Thursday Nov. 8, and I'll get in about 11:30AM. So yep, plan your schedules accordingly, take your vacation days, and we'll parade all the way back home to Via Madera. Should be fun.
Alright, so what's been going on in my life lately? So like I said last week, my companion and I had to give that huge conference to a bunch of Missionaries. I think it went alright, I just made jokes half the time, but I think we got the message across. To tell you the truth, pretty sure I feel more comfortable doing public speaking in Spanish than I do in homecoming talk is going to be a disaster. Oh, and I turned 21 last week! Sort of old, isn't it? Legit adult. Sort of. And how was my Birthday? Fantastic. We worked all day, didn't find anybody cool to teach, and the guy we were going to baptize didn't even show up to his baptism. Yes! No one even really knew it was my Birthday either, but thats okay. Honestly, I guess I got to the point where it's not really that big of a deal. But that doesn't mean that I'm not super pumped for the packages that I hope are on their way. Something cool did happen though, a family totally randomly gave me a giant bag of pretzels! It's true. They went to Utah, bought a gigantic bag of Pretzels, decided they didn't like it, and so they gave it to us. Heavenly Father definitely remember it was my Birthday, and he for sure delivered. I'll should be eating Pretzels for the rest of my Mission! Best moment ever. What else is going on? My companion Elder Garcia is in his last change, he's a pretty weird dude, but we're having a good time. Ther other guy in the pictures is Elder Curtis, he's Native-American, and has been working with us the past few days for some reason. Other than that, the work has been hard lately, but we're doing the best we can with what we got. The results will come, probably not exactly when I want them too (like now), but they'll come sooner or later. 

And....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GREG AND DAD! Saved the best part for last. I've probably been stealing the thunder of your guys' birthdays for way too long, hopefully you guys lived it up now that I'm in a different country and all. You're both heroes for me, and If I can be half the man you guys are, I'll be super happy. What did you guys do? Marie Calendars? Burger King? Limitless oportunidades. Hope all is well at home, and everyone is taking it easy. I heard Rick got back, I totally remember his last night at home, we watched a Via Madera classic, "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island," good to hear my buddy is back at home. Well sir, that's all I've got for you guys this week. Keep it classy.

Elder Abbott

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